Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
4.93/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I now know why people get so nuts over Pliny; having had a healthy pour from a 4 day-old growler, I can safely say that it is about as good as a hop-centric brew can be.
A - It pours a radiant brassy golden hue, and is capped with a heaping of fluffy butter-cream colored head, depositing much lace.
S - The nose is just grade-A totally insane; it is like being blasted with sticky citrus-fruit in the middle of an evergreen logging operation.
T - Again, if you dropped a tangerine-grapefruit-mango bomb on a pine-spruce woodland, some volume of PtE would necessarily be created.
M - I really enjoy DIPA with a feel like this, not so viscous, and not getting confused with BW.
O - I enjoy this at least twice as much as I have week-old bottles. I am not sure if it is a freshness thing; three days difference seems to miniscule to produce that much change, but I may be wrong about that. I am more inclined to think that it is better on-tap than in bottles.
Serving type: growler
05-19-2011 07:04:28 | More by ktrillionaire
More User Reviews:
4.96/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Amazing hop flavor,nice and clean and crisp. A friend of mine makes a Pliny clone home brew and it's spot on. Love this beer. Just wish I could get it more often. Haven't had the younger yet, but I've always been asking for it. Reminds me a lot of Heady Topper.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 22:51:37 | More by Gfunk
4.39/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Russian River in Santa Rosa, Ca
I for one enjoy hype surrounding a beer, were enthusiasts and to not get excited about a beer is just silly. Coming from the East Coast and having heard so much about this beer i was very excited to jump into a few of these on my vacation to San Francisco and the greater area. Unfortunately i thought Pliny the Elder was just Good, it wasnt Very good. I had rought a half dozen beers on the west coast i thought were better presentations. but i still enjoyed this beer
A - Great looking beer, was a deep Amber/orangish brew, had a nice fluffy head that retained well
S - Very jumpy pine and grapefruit at first gives way to a little dankier hops, but seemed less dynamic than i anticipated.
T - Grapefruite comes first and there is great balance in this beer with the strong hop notes and a nice malt backbone to hold it all together, only problem was it seemed like a short taste. there were flahses of citrus and some pine, but really not as robust and complex as many other IPAs i have had.
M - Mouthfeel was just right, had good carbonation, beer was very drinkable.
O - Overall Good beer, Very nice hop characters, very nice presentation. everything was very nice, i would buy this beer often if i lived out west, but there are many other beers i enjoy more, and i just cant give it a top score.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 22:38:42 | More by berkshire413
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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